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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A full bodied, full flavored ale. Deep garnet red with a dense, creamy head of tan. Stone Thrower is fermented at a lower temperature and the brewing water is softened to be closer to that found in Scotland. Malts: Pale, Crystal Chocolate, Roast. Hops: Hallertau Tradition, East Kent Goldings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion Ar: Aroma is toffee, burnt sugar, and a touch of tamari, a bit of chocolate. Ap: Pours a clear reddish copper with a 1" frothy manila head. Nice lace. T: Doesn’t have nearly the sweetness I’m used to in a Scotch Ale. Flavor profile is similar to aroma. Mild hops shine through on finish. P: Medium body with mild to moderate carbonation. O: This is a fine beer, but I think it lacks a lot of the richness that I look for in a Scotch Ale. Still solid though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Nice and malty, lots of sweet caramel but offset with some bitter and savory notes. Not the best Scotch ale I’ve had but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1711) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a nice mid August Thursday night, about to be buried in work. Appearance a nice dark brown caramel with a thin white off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly of roasted malts, a small hint of plums, maybe a little chocolate in the back. Taste is pretty good and flavorful, mostly malty with some English hop bitterness, rather low carbonation, seems somewhat tame but still enjoyable. Happy to have tried this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
bottle at papago 9/9/10. clear. pours the color usually associated with scotch ale (if not a shade lighter) with a tannish head and lasting ring. there is some sort of fruitiness in the aroma which i can’t identify... along with toffee, malt, nuttiness and some mild milk chocolate. the palate is not as sweet as i expected it to be (and low for the style) while the flavor mirrors the aroma. there is a dry woody finish which lingers as well as helps make the medium body very drinkable. it lacks the warmth typical in the style but that makes it easier to drink (a style i normally don’t care for). 6/3/6/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
very nice aroma of roasted flavor. had on tap and was dark amber red. overall very nice touch

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
12 oz bottle from a local grocer. Pours medium brown with a thick head but little lacing. Light aroma of caramel, peat and yeast. Flavor is unusual for the style with a roasted aspect along with the caramel and peat. This one didnt do much for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14659) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Amber malts, roasted, chocolate, nutty, ok hoppy, grassy, light bitterness, berries, dried fruits. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Pours a ruby amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is moderate with hints of malt and caramel. Flavor is quite malty with roasty notes and hints of caramel, chocolate, grains, and light hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
deep amber with a crea head. peat, beef, caramel, and faint smoke. nice palate, rich malts followed by caramel, and a light smoke finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1884) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Deep red/brown in the color. Roast malt, smoke, cherries, sherry. Flavor is fruit and malt with a roast finish. Fairly slick on the palate. Very enjoyable.

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